GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Lueken’s Liquors during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Amber with beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY.Deep amber pour, aroma of caramel malts, wisp of peaty smoke. Caramel malt backbone. Easy drinking, smoke is nice, not too big or dominant.
jpkeskinen (308) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a bottle. Nice, strong, and smoky taste. In addition to the smoke, there is some balanced sweetness there too. Looks good.
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at bruisin ales. The court is murky 10 brown. Very big Coco Whitehead beeps a bit of busyness everywhere. Is a tasty beer but hardly a puff of smoke really needs to be beefed up in that department but other than that the slight leather and dark wood are nice. A nice beer a touch pricey but seeing as it is a French beer and a rauch beer I think I did quite enjoyed.
budedou (483) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Goutte d’ Or Brewery
Nose : caramel and smoked
Low carbonation, medium body. Smokey flavor
Light bitterness, burned malts and a bit spicy.
sunevdj (3334) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home shared with T-andnotsomuchM. Pours a clear brown with a tanned head and hints of lacings. Sweet and dry. Aromas of lightly toasted malts. Also aromas burned caramel. Hints of a youghurty sourness. Medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Sweet and dry finish with some smoked aromas in the very laity finish.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sune’s Place. Clear brown - offwhite head. Soapy aroma. Yeasty. Light smoley aroma. Ryebread. Sweetness. Light nutty. Light light burned malts. Dried fruits.
erickok (4006) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Certainly does have some charcoal, nutty and hummous style malts but also fresh hops. Not very full in body, but it drinks well. Enough malty balancing sweetness in the taste. It’s like and a bit too bubbly but somehow I do really enjoy this beer. Not a german smoke, but a French one and this makes it unique. (And luckily none of that whiskey flavour shit like Fisher!) (50cl bottle from La Cave à Bulles)
CraftBeerNick (1098) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at La Fine Mousse, 17th October 13. Good smoked beer, some spice and the peat comes through. Quite nice
JorisPPattyn (8198) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small, but stable cream head over hazy reddish brown beer. Smoked, if faintly, roasted chestnuts. Faintly sourish, faintly phenolic, smoked malts. Has some sweetness in the background, as the aftertaste of an ash-roasted chestnut. A tad watery finish, certainly for a 7.5% ABV beer! Quite slick, medium bodied at best, faintly spritzy. Taste is OK, but body and palate need seriously beefing up. Thanks to Stefaan!